One main idea from the next chapter, in Ephesians 3:6, is “that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.”
The phrase which stands out most to me is v. 14b: “his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man”
Image via WikipediaThere is no such thing as a leader in isolation.
Someone is always above the person who appears to be in charge.
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- came to earth
- was fully human
- pleased God
- was seen by angels
- preached to the nations
- had people put their faith in him
- returned to heaven
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It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
Image via WikipediaIn verses 12-14, Paul thanks Jesus for the privilege of service, despite his terrible past.
Ignorance was forgiven.
In what ways am I ignorant?
I don’t want to stay there. It is easier to escape once I understand that even Paul’s ignorance was covered over by grace.